A Visit to Kelvingrove

Jim paid a visit to Kelvingrove Art Gallery

 10 February, 2022

‘I’ve got lots of favourite paintings in the Kelvingrove art gallery. Especially those by Scottish painters: the Glasgow Boys and Girls and the colourists like Cadell and Peploe – and many more. It’s like visiting friends. They are joy. Reflections by F C B Cadell.

Reflections F.C.B. Cadell

Reflections F.C.B. Cadell

When you look at a painting by Cadell it adds something when you know that – that is his mirror, his mantlepiece, his drawing room, his immaculately designed home – that is the setting for many of his paintings.’ Jim Byrne

A Lady in Black Francis Beauloi Cadell

A Lady in Black Francis Campbell Boileau Cadell

Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Argyle Street, Glasgow G3 8AG

Statue Kelvingove

‘Another couple of my favourite paintings from Kelvingrove Art Gallery.

Henrietta Diana, Dowager Countess of Stafford by Allan Ramsay and Ann Pattison (Mrs William Urquhart) by Henry Raeburn.

You have to be standing in front of them to really appreciate how present these individuals are in the paintings. These are not ‘old paintings’ they are people having a dialogue with the artists.

Ann Pattison is only 17 – and newly married. I see the youthfulness and the innocence – but how could there not be a certain amount of, ‘well I guess this is what I’m supposed to do, but do I like it?’ – in someone so young.’ Jim Byrne, 11 February, 2022.

Henrietta Diana (1728–1761), Dowager Countess of Stafford by Allan Ramsay

Ann Pattison, Mrs William Urquhart (c.1796–1864) Henry Raeburn (1756–1823)

Ann Pattison, Mrs William Urquhart (c.1796–1864) Henry Raeburn (1756–1823)

Still Life – Sogo Gallery, Glasgow
Compass Gallery: Gary Anderson RSW : Thoughts and Contemplations

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